How to define the energetic body?
We, humans, are vibratory beings of energy, with a spiritual life force constantly feeding and nourishing us. Our energy, always in motion, is affected by our thoughts, experiences and environment.
The understanding of this vibrating energy field of the body is fundamental for its potential to heal.
The subtle body is an energy field which has a structure, which influences and gives life to the physical body. This body has several interconnected layers
The human body consists of five layers of energy.
Our physical body is just one piece of our entire being but we have four other energy fields (subtle bodies) surrounding the physical, made up of much higher frequency energy.
The “subtle body” or “energetic body” is where our life force energy exists, commonly referred to as Qi, Chi or prana.
1 – Physical Energy Body
– first layer consisting of flesh, skin, bone, organs, blood, AND energy.
2 – Etheric Energy Body
– second layer of our energy body, located not more than an inch from the physical body and often referred to as the blueprint or holograph of the physical body.
3 – Emotional Energy Body
– third layer of our energy body, located among the five layers, and layer where our feelings and fears reside
4 – Mental Energy Body
– fourth layer, from which ideas spring, belief systems are stored and where thoughts are assimilated and sorted out, and where our personal truths and perceptions are kept.
5 – Spiritual Energy Body
– fifth and final layer of the human energy field is the spiritual layer, where “consciousness” or “higher awareness” resides, tying us not only to our past lives but also to universal consciousness.
Our energy points, energetic layers and subtle bodies create an interconnected field of energy around the physical body that is commonly known as the auric field. Each subtle body connects, and directs energy, into the physical body via an energy point or chakra.
Chakras are subtle energy points, described as wheels or vortexes of energy, acting as energy gateways or energy exchange points.
To shift our perspective, we can change our relationship to the issue that may be preventing us from experiencing our optimal homeostasis (maintening a constant internal environment).
Sound not only helps with inducing relaxation, but also has a way of moving through areas of blockage. These energetic blockage areas can be located in our physical bodies, our subtle bodies, or both.
The physical body is where we experience pain and discomfort.
Using tuning forks, especially osteophonic tuning forks (they vibrate at lower frequencies), we can stimulate the release of Nitric Oxide, a free radical molecule that has been proven to positively affect pain transmission and control. Which, in short, means that these frequencies help to create a physiological reaction, while the sound itself helps to influence our auditory system, enabling us to modify our relationship to the pain.
Our “subtle body” is our energetic body.
This body is where our life force energy exists, commonly referred to as Qi, Chi or prana.
In Chinese medicine, meridian points are used to pinpoint areas that have restricted energetic flow to our physical and subtle bodies. The body is known to have thousands of these meridian lines that are mapped out through the body.
The subtle body holds imbalances and traumas that can eventually manifest in our physical bodies, which is why it’s important to look at healing and balance not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.
Sound has the ability to positively affect our whole being. Eileen McCusick, author of ‘Tuning The Human Biofield‘, has been exploring the theory that our subtle body acts as memory storage.
For example, a tree has rings that extend outward as the tree grows. McCusick suggests that our subtle body expands and stores our life experiences in a similar way. If we apply frequency with tuning forks we can help blocked energy from past experiences move toward the energetic filtration system of each chakra, so that the stuck energy can be recycled back into our life force.
What can sound heal?
Using sound as therapy can provide results for a variety of issues including: Sleeping disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Stress management, PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Pain management